BBQ Chai Glazed Pork Spare Ribs

  • Prep Time: 5 mins (Plus Marinating Time)
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4


8 – 10 lean pork belly rashers or spare ribs

½ cup cold chai tea, strong black
¼ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 cup chai tea, strong black
½ cup brown sugar
1 orange, zested and juiced
4 star anise

To serve:
Roti bread
Steamed basmati rice


1. Cut pork rashers in half and place in a non-metallic shallow dish.
2. Pour over the combined marinade and marinate for 40 minutes or up to 24 hours refrigerated.
3. Remove pork from marinade and BBQ on a pre-heated BBQ grill plate 5 – 6 minutes each side.
4. Place glaze ingredients into a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until liquid boils. Increase heat and boil rapidly until liquid is syrupy, stirring occasionally.
5. Brush glaze over ribs liberally and caramelise for 2 minutes on the BBQ being careful not to burn.
6. Serve pork with warm roti bread, basmati rice and salad.
Notes: when glazing pork on the BBQ it’s best to cook marinated pork first then apply glaze. This prevents the sugar burning and destroying delicate flavours.